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The Distance Swim Super Series: A Splashing Success at Muntinlupa Aquatic Center


Nov 27, 2023

By: Coach Emer Matienzo

November 26, 2023

Muntinlupa City – The Muntinlupa Aquatic Center played host to the second leg of the highly anticipated “Distance Swim” Super Series yesterday, drawing enthusiastic participants and spectators alike. Organized by the Swim League Philippines, the event saw a total of 350 swimmers making waves in a thrilling showcase of skill and determination.

The competition was divided into two sessions, with Class A and B taking the morning spotlight from 7 am to 1 pm, followed by Class C and D in the afternoon. The event’s success was further buoyed by the support of key sponsors, including Behrouz Persian Cuisine, Jamila Aesthetics, Cherifer, Go Swim, Klean Athlete, TOPS, philswimming.com, Boy Scout of the Philippines, Solid Swimming Coaches Association, Radyo Pilipinas Sports, Decathlon, Ozzy, JCI Caloocan Northgate, Nexus88 Gaming, Antbox, AICIA Prints, Coca Cola, PH Sports Corner, Nik & Jay Kitchenette, Splash N Dash Sport, Symdex-D, and others.

In the picture (L-R) Coach Brian, Coach George, Vice Mayor Temy Simundac, Coach Emer and Coach Cris

The distinguished presence of Muntinlupa Vice Mayor Artemio A. Simundac added prestige to the event. Vice Mayor Simundac, known for her unwavering support for community initiatives, took time to witness the competitive spirit and sportsmanship displayed by the participants.

A special highlight of the event was the recognition bestowed upon Mr. Zaldy Mansilla, President of JCI Caloocan Northgate, who received a plaque of appreciation for his outstanding contributions to the success of the swim meet.

In a significant announcement, Swim League President Fred Galang Ancheta shared details about the ongoing “Drown Free Philippines Initiative Program.” The program, currently operational in 20 cities and 18 provinces nationwide, is set to expand to 84 provinces in 2024. Ancheta also introduced four module books focusing on swimming, covering topics from basic survival skills to the sport’s Olympic dimensions, emphasizing the broader impact on personal, environmental, and cultural aspects.

The highlight of the competition was the revelation of the top three teams in the Class C and D category, with CGEAHS Sharknado Swim Team securing the top spot. Muntinlupa AquaChamps claimed the second position, while Sharpeedo Swim Team clinched third place. The rankings underscored the teams’ commitment to excellence and showcased their collective prowess in the pool.

Coach Geru Jaime of Britanny Sharksnado Swimming Team

As the Distance Swim Super Series continues to make waves, the community eagerly anticipates future editions, with a renewed focus on swimming as a life skill, a response to climate change, a catalyst for personal development, and a pursuit of excellence on the Olympic stage.

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